This has been going around for some time and some official pictures starting popping up: http://www.microsoft.com/germany/partner/retail/content.aspx?content=Hardware/Arc_Touch_Mouse
Research projects are always great since they broaden our perspective and all in all moves us forward- The ones that make me go: “Now why didn’t I think about that!!” are the ones that I believe will also succeed since they fill a gap that will make our lives easier. Think of life before GPS navigational systems or even maps…now take a look at the following video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-_T949uSwU
Anti Virus(AV) and Anti-Malware software has always been a necessary evil to me. I managed to go on for years without installing any type of such protection because I believed that if you are an experienced enough user, you won’t be infected. I saw no reason for installing an additional piece of software on my system that would eat up precious RAM and instigate disk activity without any direct benefit to me except protection from some “unknown and harmful software”. Years passed by and I got non the wiser while malware kept on developing and eventually I broke down and … Continue reading Microsoft Security Essentials – Beta
I have quite a few annoying habits, and some of them have to do with how I work with computers. One of these little annoying habits is accessing specific locations and applications on a system from the ‘Run’ window. Some of you may say that it’s so eighties since we have the search box in Vista and 7 but I still like it. It’s a simple and quick process: Press Star+R write the location and you are there.Better yet,if it’s an item you already used it’s stored in history so you don’t have to re-type the full path or name-and … Continue reading Removing items from the ‘Run’ window history
If you have been ever wondering which titles Microsoft offers for trial you can look at the whole list at the following link.
BitLocker protection on removable drives is known as BitLocker To Go. When a BitLocker-protected removable drive is unlocked on a computer running Windows 7, the drive is automatically recognized and the user is either prompted for credentials to unlock the drive or the drive is unlocked automatically if configured to do so. Computers running Windows XP or Windows Vista do not automatically recognize that the removable drive is BitLocker-protected. With the BitLocker To Go Reader users can unlock the BitLocker-protected drives by using a password or a recovery password (also known as a recovery key) and gain read-only access to … Continue reading BitLocker To Go Reader
If you have been wondering what’s new in Windows Server 2008 R2, there is a free e-book out that can help you. The eBook is short and to the point. Download it here.
Quietly,without much fanfare Windows XP Mode (XPM) has RTMed. http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/default.aspx What can XPM do for you? Microsoft wants you to move to Windows 7. An obstacle for moving to Windows 7 is an application that is a necessity for a business or home that might not run under Windows 7 (or Vista). Such legacy applications might not be supported under the current compatibility settings and to make things worse, the company that has developed the application is no longer in business or will not develop an application that is supported by Windows 7. To resolve this problem XPM was … Continue reading Windows 7 XP Mode RTM
I really love the Snipping Tool. It enables me to take screenshots without having to install third-party software quite efficiently. I did encounter one very annoying issue though when trying to capture context menus or the Start menu- while launching the snipping tool these menus disappeared… 🙁 It seems that there is a solution for this issue. To capture a context menu, open the Snipping Tool, open the menu you would like to capture and then press Ctrl+PrtScn. The screen should fade and the familiar interface of the snipping tool should appear. Note that once a screen is captured this … Continue reading Snipping tool trick
The Windows 7 product guide is a straightforward document that everyone can use to understand how windows 7 can improve their productivity. This guide is at the user level so it will be tangible by the majority of people. Personally I found several tips in it, one of them is that by using the following combo you can run an application in Admin mode: Ctrl+Shit+Double left Click on a taskbar item. Windows 7 Product Guide Download